Veidar delivered and is back at sea after major rebuild

Longliner Veidar is back at sea after an extensive rebuild at Vard Søviknes following the fire that took place on board last winter. Next stop is the Barents Sea, fishing haddock and cod, something shipowner Sindre Johan Dyb looks forward to. – Finally, Veidar is back where it belongs.

10. January 2023

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In addition to the factory being completely damaged, several areas were damaged by large amounts of smoke and water after the extinguishing work. The rebuild has been extensive and lots have been replaced. Both the wheelhouse, cabins, forward deck, shelter deck, wardrobes, parts of the cargo hold and the hold.

- It is fantastic to be back at sea

When we speak to one of the three shipowners Sindre Johan Dyb, Veidar is in Tromsø where the last part of testing and commissioning is being carried out. The vessel appears as brand new which entails severe testing of equipment and the factory deck to ensure that everything works as planned. Sindre Johan is enthusiastic and delighted to be back at sea. - It's fantastic to be back doing what we like best, he says.

When it came to choosing a shipyard to carry out the rebuild, the choice fell on VARD. - For us, VARD was the preferred shipyard to take on this job based on their experience and implementation plan, says Sindre Johan, who is satisfied with the work VARD has carried out at Vard Søviknes.

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For us, VARD was the preferred shipyard to take on this job based on their experience and implementation plan.

– Sindre Johan Dyb, shipowner Veidar.

VARD expands its focus on repair and conversion

- The repair of Veidar is in line with VARD's strategy and commitment to renewable energy and the green transition. We have used our core competence and long experience in design and construction of advanced vessels to meet Veidar`s needs in the market. The project also demonstrates VARD's strength with our fully integrated value chain, says Wilhelm Eggesbø Senior Vice President Aftersales.

A new Aftersales department has been established to expand our services and support to shipowners through the entire life of the vessels journey. Wilhelm Eggesbø will be leading the department.

- Ship Repair and Conversions have been provided by our Norwegian shipyards since the very beginning. We have the expertise, knowledge, and experience to take care of our customers’ needs in the green and technological transition, and throughout the entire ship's lifetime. I am looking forward to working together with Wilhelm and his team in this important and exciting market, says Erik Hellan Sandnes, COO for the business area Offshore and Specialized Vessels in VARD.

Wilhelm is motivated and ready to lead the Aftersales department. - VARD offer both the technology and solutions that gives our customers operational advantages and the greenest and most sustainable solutions for their vessels. When performing either maintenance or conversions we look for the most sustainable solutions to meet our customer’s needs.

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Wilhelm Eggesbø

Senior Vice President After Sales

Vard Group AS, Headquarters


Bjørn Hellebust

Sales Manager

Vard Group AS, Headquarters


Ove Tennfjord

Sales Manager

Vard Group AS, Headquarters